Allegory sentence examples

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  • It is an allegory of life itself so he needs to stick it out.

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  • All this appears in the form of a story or fable, called an allegory.

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  • But then there's Animal Farm, perhaps the best known political allegory ever written.

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  • It created an allegory of the world at the time of filming.

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  • Is this an allegory for life?

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  • The allegory of the cave is supposed to explain this.

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  • Allegory was used in Animal Farm.

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  • Dix's post-war paintings can be seen as religious allegory.

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  • We could not choose a more perfect specimen of her style than the allegory under which she pictures the "might have been."

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  • King Hart is another example of the later allegory, and, as such, of higher literary merit.

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  • It served as an allegory of a dangerous political history of the first half of the twentieth century.

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  • But allegory was far from the thoughts of the original narrators.

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  • True in this respect also to his anticipation of the coming age, he was the first Italian poet of love to free himself from allegory and mysticism.

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  • The arresting cover is a wraparound of Gilbert and George's great panoramic allegory of 1983.

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  • Why, then, would a Puritan like Bunyan write allegory at all?

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  • He could not guess what place his allegory would occupy in English literature; for of English literature he knew nothing.

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  • The films were often subtle allegory of the totalitarian society, and they functioned as a subversive voice within the state-controlled production.

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  • The first two books contain the allegory proper - the marriage of Mercury to a nymph named Philologia.

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  • Her art uses metaphor and allegory as a subtle way to introduce difficult topics. 

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  • We must explain this legend, then, on these principles, and not as an allegory of the dawn as the dawn appears to civilized people.

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  • All this must be an allegory of past events, the time present to the author and his hopes for the future beginning only at xi.

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  • The whole book is a queer mixture of Hellenism and Hebraism, in which the same method of allegory is applied to Homer and Hesiod as to Moses.

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  • In 1686 his famous allegory of Rome and Geneva, slightly disguised as the rival princesses Mreo and Eenegu, in the Relation de file de Borneo, gave proof of his daring in religious matters.

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  • The allegory continued at the feast of the dedication.

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  • 33): allegory of the true vine; " Greater love than this hath no man, that he lay down his life for his friend "; the world's hatred; the spirit of truth shall lead them into all truth; " I came forth from the Father and am come into the world, again I leave the world and go to the Father"; " Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

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  • Allegory and theology, the vision and the symbol, still Revival Learning.

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  • Were we disposed to make the allegory of the eighth day, their's would not be the proper mode of it.

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  • idealistic philosophy, the connections were made on the level of typology and allegory.

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  • Ever since I was a child, I've always loathed allegory.

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  • Highly romantic seaside out to each manichean allegory the.

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  • In 1584 also appeared the strange dialogue, Spaccio della Bestia Trionfante (Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast), an allegory treating chiefly of moral philosophy, but giving the essence of Bruno's philosophy.

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  • The chief argument relied upon by those who still find allegory at least in ch.

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  • The three stories are closely interwoven, and the story of Chess becomes an allegory to link them all.

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  • In his cosmogonic treatise on nature and the gods, called Hevr4tvxo (Preller's correction of Suidas, who has E7rTaµuXos) from the five elementary or original principles (aether, fire, air, water, earth; Gomperz substitutes smoke and darkness for aether and earth), he enunciated a system in which science, allegory and mythology were blended.

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  • and Margaret Tudor, in which the heraldic allegory is based on the familiar beast-parliament.

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  • If we compare this with a similar allegory in Nasir's diwan, which culminates in the praise of Mostansir, we are fairly entitled to look upon it as a covert allusion to the eminent men who revealed to the poet in Cairo the secrets of the Isma`ilitic faith, and showed him what he considered the "heavenly ladder" to superior knowledge and spiritual bliss.

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  • His commentaries are valuable because of his knowledge of Greek and Hebrew, his varied interests, and his comparative freedom from allegory.

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  • The first of the three dialogues contains the substance of the allegory, which, under the disguise of an assault on heathen mythology, is a direct attack on all forms of anthropomorphic religion.

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  • His curious encyclopaedic work, entitled Satyricon, or De Nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii et de septem Artibus liberalibus libri novem, is an elaborate allegory in nine books, written in a mixture of prose and verse, after the manner of the Menippean satires of Varro.

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  • of music. These abstract discussions are linked on to the original allegory by the device of personifying each science as a courtier of Mercury and Philologia.

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  • And in scores of other passages Philo dwells on " the ineffable mysteries " of Jewish faith and allegory.

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  • The Aegyptus sive de providentia is an allegory in which the good Osiris and the evil Typhon, who represent Aurelian and the Goth Gainas (ministers under Arcadius), strive for mastery; and the question of the divine permission of evil is handled.

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  • but all theories of its being a political allegory in favour of that house may be discarded.

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  • The intrinsic improbabilities of the narrative, if taken as direct history, are also great: Jesus' deliberate delay of two days to secure His friend's dying, and His rejoicing at the death, since thus He can revivify His friend and bring His disciples to believe in Himself as the Life; His deliberate weeping over the death which He has thus let happen, yet His anger at the similar tears of Lazarus's other friends; and His praying, as He tells the Father in the prayer itself, simply to edify the bystanders: all point to a doctrinal allegory.

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  • The materials for the allegory will have been certain Old Testament narratives, but especially the Synoptic accounts of Jesus' raisings of Jairus's daughter and of the widow's son (Mark v.; (Luke vii.).

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  • 38-42; and already some Greek fathers connect the Lazarus of this allegory with the Lazarus of the parable (Luke xvi.

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  • In the parable Lazarus returns not to earth, since Abraham foresees that the rich man's brethren would disbelieve even if one rose from the dead; in the corresponding allegory, Lazarus does actually return to life, and the Jews believe so little as to determine upon killing the very Life Himself.

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  • Far closer, however, are the affinities between the homily and the Shepherd of Hermas, " the first Christian allegory," which as a literary whole dates from about A.D.

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  • Occasionally he is didactic, as in Worek Judaszow (The Bag of Judas) and Victoria deorum, where, under the allegory of the gods of Olympus, he represents the struggles of parties in Poland, not without severely satirizing the nobility and ecclesiastics.

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  • Rather than resorting to allegory he defended the literal meaning by arguing that Moses meant geometrical cubits - equal to 6 ordinary cubits.

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  • headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile.

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  • We could not choose a more perfect specimen of her style than the allegory under which she pictures the " might have been."

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  • Its subject is human life told in the allegory of King Heart in his castle, surrounded by his five servitors (the senses), Queen Plesance, Foresight and other courtiers.

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  • The spirit of the book reflects the general transition between allegory and narrative, morality and drama.

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  • The deists, compelled by their view of the relation of God to nature to regard miracles as interventions, disposed of the miracles of the Bible either as " mistaken allegory " or even as conscious fraud on k the part of the narrators.

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  • It was indeed by no means impossible that Jerusalem might have been altogether undone by the famine caused by the locusts; and so the conception of these visitants as the destroying army, executing Yahweh's final judgment, is really much more natural than appears to us at first sight, and does not need to be explained away by allegory.

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  • That the language loses much force owing to this limitation cannot be denied: metaphor and allegory are almost completely banished.

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  • The path from darkness to light was lost; thought was involved in allegory; the study of nature had been perverted into an inept system of grotesque and pious parablemongering; the pursuit of truth had become a game of wordy dialectics.

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  • Pedro is one of the first representatives of those Spanish influences which set aside the Provençal manner and in its place adopted a taste for allegory and a reverence for classical antiquity, both imported from Italy.

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  • Though it was not clear what the artist meant to express by depicting the so-called King of Rome spiking the earth with a stick, the allegory apparently seemed to Napoleon, as it had done to all who had seen it in Paris, quite clear and very pleasing.

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  • Approaching the allegory from a structuralist perspective, he would say that, would n't he?

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  • And the allegory is subtle enough that most small children won't even recognize it as such unless it is pointed out to them by an adult - I certainly did, but I read the stories as an adult.

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  • Spenser's The Faerie Queene is an epic poem that was written as an allegory to praise Queen Elizabeth I.

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  • The consecrated wafer shared by Lohengrin and the swan on their voyage is one of the more obvious means taken by the poet to give the tale the character of an allegory of the .relations between Christ, the Church and the human soul.

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  • 3 The allegory of xxiii.

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  • Their writings, like those of the apostles, are epistolary; but editions of the apostolic fathers now usually admit also the early Church order known as the Didache, the allegory entitled the Shepherd, and a short anonymous apology addressed to one Diognetus.

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  • APOLLYON, the "foul fiend" who assaulted Christian on his pilgrimage through the Valley of Humiliation in John Bunyan's great allegory.

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  • Nor could the prophet so far forget himself in his allegory as to speak of a victorious host as entering the conquered city like a thief (ii.

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  • Journey to the feast of tabernacles; invitation to the soul athirst to come to Him (the fountain of Life) and drink, and proclamation of Himself as the Light of the world; cure of the man born blind; allegory of the good shepherd.

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  • And whilst the Synoptist speeches and actions stand in loose and natural relation to each other, the Johannine deeds so closely illustrate the sayings that each set everywhere supplements the other: the history itself here tends to become one long allegory.

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  • His most celebrated pieces are Hugo; Mnich (" The Monk"); Lambro, a Greek corsair, quite in the style of Byron; Anhelli, a very Dantesque poem expressing under the form of an allegory the sufferings of Poland; Krol duck (" The Spirit King"), another mysterious and allegorical poem; Waclaw, on the same subject as the Marya of Malczewski, to be afterwards noticed; Beniowski, a long poem in ottava rima on this strange adventurer, something in the style of Byron's humorous poems; Kordyan, of the same school as the English poet's Manfred; Lilla Weneda, a poem dealing with the early period of Slavonic history.

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  • On the other hand, the theory that the Gospel is a thorough-going allegory must be hard to maintain in view of the frequent appeals to " witness " which is several times defined as eye-witness (John i.

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  • In it he depicts the struggle of Christendom with paganism under the allegory of a struggle between the Christian virtues and the pagan vices.

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  • In fact salvation, as conceived in Gnosticism, is always a myth, a history of bygone events, an allegory or figure, but not an historical event.

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  • But to these were quickly added subjects of allegory, of classical learning, of witchcraft and superstition and of daily life; scenes of the parlour and the cloister, of the shop, the field, the market and the camp; and lastly portraits of famous men, with scenes of court life and princely pageant and ceremony.

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  • His principal works are El Heroe (1630), which describes in apophthegmatic phrases the qualities of the ideal man; the Arte de ingenio, tratado de la Agudeza (1642), republished six years afterwards under the title of Agudeza, y arte de ingenio (1648), a system of rhetoric in which the principles of conceptismo as opposed to culteranismo are inculcated; El Discreto (1645), a delineation of the typical courtier; El Oraculo manual y arte de prudencia (1647), a system of rules for the conduct of life; and El Criticon (1651-1653-1657), an ingenious philosophical allegory of human existence.

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  • The later Scots Chaucerian type is less directly derivative in its treatment of allegory and in its tricks of style, and less southern in its linguistic forms; but, though it is more original and natural, it nevertheless retains much of the Chaucerian habit.

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  • 2), an allegory (Ezek.

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  • The change of plan explains, although it may not exculpate, the formlessness and loose construction of the work, its extremes of realistic detail and poetic allegory.

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  • In its original form the poem was the dramatization of a specific and individualized story; in the years of Goethe's friendship with Schiller it was extended to embody the higher strivings of r8th-century humanism; ultimately, as we shall see, it became, in the second part, a vast allegory of human life and activity.

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  • It is a phantasmagory; a drama the actors in which are not creatures of flesh and blood, but the shadows of an unreal world of allegory.

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  • The naturalism of which we have been speaking found free utterance now in the fabliaux of jongleurs, lyrics of minnesingers, tales of trouveres, romances of Arthur and his knights - compositions varied in type and tone, but in all of which sincere passion and real enjoyment of life pierce through the thin veil of chivalrous mysticism or of allegory with which they were sometimes conventionally draped.

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  • Petrarch and Boccaccio, though they both held the medieval doctrine that literature should teach some abstruse truth beneath a veil of fiction, differed from Dante in this that their poetry and prose in the vernacular abandoned both allegory and symbol.

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  • The Rhetoriqueurs, while protracting medieval traditions by their use of allegory and complicated metrical systems, sought to improve the French language by introducing Latinisms. Thus the Revival of Learning began to affect the vernacular in the last years of the 15th century.

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  • It was under these conditions that Spenser gave his romantic epic to the world, a poem which derived its allegory from the middle ages, its decorative richness from the Italian Renaissance, its sweetness, purity, harmony and imaginative splendour from the most poetic nation of the modern world.

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  • Pedro is one of the first representatives of those Spanish influences which set aside the Provençal manner and in its place adopted a taste for allegory and a reverence for classical antiquity, both imported from Italy.

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  • All these poems, like the Elegiada of Luis Pereira Brandao on the disaster of Al Kasr, the Primeiro cerco de Diu of the chronicler Francisco de Andrade, and even the AfTonso Africano of Quevedo, for all its futile allegory, contain striking episodes and vigorous and well-coloured descriptive passages, but they cannot compare with The Lusiads in artistic value.

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  • - xv.) are no more than might have percolated to him through hearing and botanically in his allegory.

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  • In the Comus, sive Phagesiposia Cimmeria; Somnium (1608, and at Oxford, 1634), a moral allegory by a Dutch author, Hendrik van der Putten, or Erycius Puteanus, the conception is more nearly akin to Milton's, and Comus is a being whose enticements are more disguised and delicate than those of Jonson's deity.

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  • In 1682 appeared the Holy War, which if the Pilgrim's Progress did not exist, would be the best allegory that ever was written.

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  • The task was not easy; for it was necessary to make two sacraments the most prominent objects in the allegory, and of all Christian theologians, avowed Quakers excepted, Bunyan was the one in whose system the sacraments held the least prominent place.

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  • Another would detect moral allegory alone, and Aristotle expresses the opinion that the myths were the inventions of legislators " to persuade the many, and to be used in support of law " (Met.

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  • The system of Hesiod is a medley of later physical speculation and of poetic allegory, with matter which we, at least, regard as savage survivals, like the mutilation of Heaven and the swallowmyth.'

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  • The Concorde Project was a 20th century allegory and the only regular supersonic travel.

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  • In this sense it might also have been for him a personal allegory of his scholarly battle against pure aestheticism.

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  • The film succeeds not only in terms of action and suspense but as cautionary fable, historical allegory, social satire and moral disquisition.

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  • Disappointing are most pre-critical and conservative commentators, who descend too quickly to allegory, apologetics or medical materialism (e.g.

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